Farm Blogs Tags and Categories - What and Why?









To put it in simple terms, tags are words or sometimes phrases that describe what a blog post is about. Farm blogs use them to show what the theme for the post is. The blog can be further divided into categories that clearly illustrate the topic. Farmers can divide their posts into spring planting topics, opinion or weather. 


Using Tags and Categories

Farm bloggers need to divide their posts into categories and tags to help out the reader. If someone enjoyed one blog post, they will want to click on a tag that takes them to a similar article. Unlike tags, categories are generally done in smaller numbers and have more of a structure. Users can go to their WordPress page and create a category as they edit the blog. Ideally, the entire blog should have less than ten different category posts. Each category can be assigned based on the type of blog it is going to be placed on. A farmer who specializes in nursery production may want their categories to list plants, news, technology and greenhouses. A category is basically a way for the blogger to narrow and illustrate the focus of their website. 

Creating Tags

Tags are specifically designed for the individual post. Since the topic will generally be similar to the rest of the blog, some of the tag descriptions may double as categories as well. Some common tags might be bizarre, new policies and agriculture developments. Each tag should be created to describe the post. Once the blogger has published their post, the tags will be readable by each viewer of the site. They will be able to click on the tag and visit a similar post on the blog. 

Things to Remember

When creating categories, users should always limit the number of categories to less than ten. This makes it easier for the user to navigate and provides a clear focus for the blog. Each blog post can then be placed inside of one to five of these groupings. Since tags are also used to describe the blog, bloggers should limit the number of tags to fewer than 100. By doing this, bloggers can ensure that their website stays focused on the topic and does not stray from its vision. Once tags and categories have been implemented, users can share the links with their friends on Facebook or on other social networking sites.